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Sensors 2010, 10(5), 4558-4576; doi:10.3390/s100504558

Glucose Biosensors: An Overview of Use in Clinical Practice

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Department of Laboratory Medicine, Konyang University Hospital, College of Medical Science, Konyang University, Daejon, Korea
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Department of Laboratory Medicine and Genetics, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
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Received: 11 February 2010 / Revised: 18 March 2010 / Accepted: 22 April 2010 / Published: 4 May 2010
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Glucose Sensors)
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Abstract

Blood glucose monitoring has been established as a valuable tool in the management of diabetes. Since maintaining normal blood glucose levels is recommended, a series of suitable glucose biosensors have been developed. During the last 50 years, glucose biosensor technology including point-of-care devices, continuous glucose monitoring systems and noninvasive glucose monitoring systems has been significantly improved. However, there continues to be several challenges related to the achievement of accurate and reliable glucose monitoring. Further technical improvements in glucose biosensors, standardization of the analytical goals for their performance, and continuously assessing and training lay users are required. This article reviews the brief history, basic principles, analytical performance, and the present status of glucose biosensors in the clinical practice.
Keywords: diabetes mellitus; glucose biosensor; point-of-care testing; performance; self-monitoring of blood glucose diabetes mellitus; glucose biosensor; point-of-care testing; performance; self-monitoring of blood glucose
This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY 3.0).

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Yoo, E.-H.; Lee, S.-Y. Glucose Biosensors: An Overview of Use in Clinical Practice. Sensors 2010, 10, 4558-4576.

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